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Ragan, McNally recognized for drug prevention efforts

(ASAP) Representative John Ragan and Senator Randy McNally were presented with the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee’s (PAT) Legislators of the Year Award Wednesday, September 28 by Stephanie Strutner, Executive Director of Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County, and Justin Sweatman-Weaver, Chairman of the PAT Education & Outreach Committee.

The award recognizes legislators for their tireless efforts to establish and maintain healthy and drug-free communities. Ragan and McNally were recognized for their efforts, going well beyond the call of duty, in supporting effective legislation which improved the well-being of children and families in Tennessee.

Representative Ragan spoke to the audience of prevention specialists in attendance and commended them for their courage, commitment, and inspiration. Senator McNally accepted his award in absentia.

The Education & Outreach Committee of the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee aims to increase knowledge and awareness on important substance-related issues that affect the health, well-being, and growth of Tennesseans, with a focus on children. The committee extends sincere appreciation and accompanying accolades to both Representative John Ragan and Senator Randy McNally, the 2015 Legislators of the Year.

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